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and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr., son of civil rights leader jesse jackson. he resigned back in november right after he won re-election in the house. had he been treated for bipolar disorder and he's been an ongoing subject over campaign funds. tell me about this plea deal that's being filed apparently today. >> well, the sun times is reporting at suntimes.com that the plea deal is going to be made public today. we have a statement from the jackson lawyers where jackson says that he says he offers no excuses and takes responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes i've made. we expect this document to be filed in the u.s. attorney in washington d.c. and it has to do with the allegation over misuse of campaign funds. the investigation also takes in his wife sandy in chicago who served as his campaign manager. >> lynn sweet, thank you very much. much more coming up. also, we'll hear from the president in chicago. i'm brooke baldwin. listen to jim acosta in for wolf in washington. hey, jim. >>> thanks, brooke. happening now, look up in the sky. a fireball and a shoc
-fil-as, crystal's, what taburger. where is the nearest one? it's still big. former congressman jesse jackson's facing jail time after pleading guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of campaign funds. a tearful jackson apologized to his family and friends. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams takes us through this sad case. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch, $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars, $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> it's not a proud day. i'm sorry i let e
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in, it's always him going grammy. so yeah, that was the first time. and then seeing michael jackson's thriller, and i think did he win 1 grah2 grammys for album. >> as many as humanly possible. absolutely. >> i remember seeing that and being like whoo. >> and now from a first time grammy award nominee to a two-time grammy award winner, ll cool j is back at the helm of the big show hosting now for a second time. and while music fans, of course, love the show itself, they can't seem to get enough of ll. >> i'm ll cool j. i'm the host of the grammys this year. 55th annual grammys and today, we are actually having a tech run through. a technical run through where we check out all the cues, make sure that the speeches that are notice teleprompter for the various presenters aren't either too long or too short. we have stand-ins up on stage helping us run through it. we just want to make sure that everything's running smoothly. i've been talking to ken ehrlich, the executive producer. he's the little guy over there running. he's walking. he has his back to us. and we've been convert say th
headlines. first we go to "the chicago sun-times." it is reporting jesse jackson jr. and his wife are the subjects of separate federal investigates into their finances. sources say sandy jackson who resigned her alderman post last month is now being investigated independently for access and use of her husband's congressional campaign money including credit card charges and moving money from one account to the other. jesse jackson jr. resigned from congress in november after winning re-election. they actually say she was collecting $5,000 a month, even when her husband was hospitalized for bipolar disorder from the campaign. >> that's a drama that's captivated chicago. >>> in "the washington post," gridlock on capitol hill, gridlock outside capitol hill. a new study says d.c. has the worst traffic in the nation. the texas a & m transportation institute says drivers in washington burn 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic. >> really? >> l.a., san francisco, new york, no question about that, and boston are in the top five. >> i'm surprised they were number one,
sight. a funnel cloud on the move, about 100 miles south of jackson. according to the national weather service, this tornado was believed to have reached three quarters of a mile in diameter. hattiesburg took the brunt of a series of twister on sunday causing phil bryant to declare a stated of emergency. victor what is it like there this morning? >> reporter: i'm on the west end of hattiesburg on the campus of the university of southern mississippi. look at this building. this building is more than 100 years old. see the top corner? that's the desk of the alumni director. this is some of the more dramatic damage on the campus. there are about a half dozen -- we know that when this came through, it caused injuries around the area. we've been told the latest numbers from the emergency management here up to 60 injuries reported to local hospitals. only ten of those were severe enough to be transported to those hospitals. no major injuries, no deaths. we sue immediately after this storm the videos pop up on youtube. the storm described as being three quarters of a mile wide ripping through
illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors. the son of the well-known civil rights leader was under investigation for misusing campaign funds. jackson resigned from congress last year after taking an extended medical leave. >>> well, your favorite singers are getting ready for the biggest night in music, the 55th grammy awards. it is the hottest night for fashion as well. we're taking you to los angeles. >>> if you're one of merely a half million people who have had your identity stolen, well, you know how hard it is to get your life back. good news, the irs is vowing to help you and it's a serious problem but it's getting a lot of laughs in the movie "identity theft." >> you missed your court date in florida three days ago. >> i've never even been to florida. >> the criminal who stole your identity. >> boy, he's -- is that a woman? >> andy bigelow, patterson. >> well, the irs says that the number of people who reported having their social security number stolen shot up to more than 80% last year. victims normally have to wait more than six months
jesse jackson who wrote this message to the president on the website politic365. in this crisis, we need the president's leadership. come home, mr. president, your city needs you. cnn, washington. >> back to the blizzard now. we know that hartford, connecticut, is getting hard hit, especially by this blizzard. some spots have seen more than 30 inches of snow. meteorologist alexandra steele has been following all of that for us and she joins us now. hello, alexandra. >> hi, absolutely. new haven county getting pounded, as well. here are some of the snow fall totals thus far in connecticut. and connecticut is beginning to wind down, western connecticut will wind down and move eastward. manchester, connecticut, 28 1/2, avon connecticut, as well. stores, 15 inches, hamden, 34, these are the big winners. incredible numbers there. and here's a picture of connecticut. we're watching the clearing from west to east, this is the litchfield hills. but where it's the bright white colors that's bright banding, that's where the snow was coming down in 2 and 3 inches per hour. it is all minimizing and
congressman jesse jackson jr. has signed a plea deal with prosecutors. the well-known civil rights leader was under investigation for misusing campaign funds. details of that are unknown, but according to local reports out of chicago, he could still face prison time. >>> number four, a judge in cleveland sentenced an amish man behind a string of beard-cutting attacks to 15 years in prison. he was convicted of hate crimes, kidnapping, and conspiracy. and then number five, in phoenix, the murder trial of jodi arias took a dramatic turn this week. arias took the stand and admitted to killing her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. she described how she stabbed him 27 times, shot him in the face, and slit his throat in self-defense. arias will be back on the stand when trial resumes on monday. if convicted, she does face the possibility of the death penalty. >>> now, back to that intense man hunt in california. we will take you out there live and that will be next. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five
festivities in washington. earlier today, the posthumously awards today. >>> jesse jackson jr. admit he and his wife spent $750,000. the agreement calls for jackson to pay back hundreds and thousands of dollars. >>> and the storm-battered town of seeside heights is making a comeback after superstorm sandy. it is rebuilding its iconic boardwalk. the mile-long walkway should be completed by may 10th but amenities like railways, lighting, and ramps will come after that. >>> tiffany is suing costco for millions of dollars in damages, alleging the warehouse club was selling counterfeit versions of its diamond rings, selling rings they advertised as tiffany diamond engagement rings. the lawsuit filed with the u.s. district court is seeking damages to triple the amount of any profit costco made on the sale of the rings, some of which it says are being sold as much as $6400. costco hasn't commented on the lawsuit. but i'm not sure, you know, i bet shoppers if they saw $6400, they were thinking, is that a real tiffany diamond or not? >> sometimes it's only in the box that matters. when you see t
let you get out of here. i do want to ask you about jesse jackson, jr., over the misuse of campaign funds. what's next for jesse jackson, jr.? >> well, the next step would be to have the announcement from the justice department with some more specifics. my colleagues at "the sun-times" have reported that the deal may not include a deal over what kind of prison time to serve and he thought he might have done better with the judge. the next step was to find out the details and exactly what he pled to. we also need to know if his wife now former alderman sandy jackson will get caught up with some kind of charges pressed against her because she served as his campaign manager and drew a salary from his campaign fund and is suspending from that fund that is at issue here. >> lynn sweet, chicago sun sometimes and we'll check in with you later. in fact, jim, i want to ask you about that cover in particular. it would be the republican savior cover. we'll talk about that in just a few minutes here. >> and you're welcome for the plug. >>> coming up, as if "time" magazine needs it, right? you'v
, marketer, media mogul and the most person he brought was phil jackson, not a superstar player and enshrined jackson as the great -- although he had great results in chicago it exalted him as a select coach in a way they had not been before. >> you can see in pictures, hollywood celebrity, how big an influence dr. buss had. he died at the age of 80. in college hoops, berkeley, california. head coach mike montgomery will not be suspended from the pac-12 for shoving his own player during the game. he won't face suspension for shoving allen crab in the press. after initially down playing the incident, he apologized yesterday saying he made a mistake, trying to fire up his star player. crab had to be restrained after being shoved. he said they had no hard feelings and he scored 24 point in this game to help cal to a victory. opening day, nearly a month away. angels josh hamilton is settling in with his new team and quakely blew off the fans of his old one. he signed a 25 million dollars deal in the off-season and said yesterday the fans in the dallas-fort worth area, quote, there are true baseba
're a doctor trying to serve that population in say jackson, mississippi, or sioux falls, south dakota, or little rock, arkansas, or fargo, north dakota, you have a completely different experience. if you live in the community, you'll have protesters at your home and office. your friends and neighbors will get flyers calling you a murderer. you might employee an armed security guard. you take a different route to work every day. you might not even feel comfortable living in the community where you you might fly in from out of state and then fly back home when you're done each week. you might have to use an assumed name while you're in town. and if you don't, you can expect to be followed to your hotel by people who want to stop you from doing your work. openly providing abortion where every one has access to it is bordering on impossible in the united states. the one remaining clinic in the entire state of mississippi, which is served by doctors who fly in each week to serve the patients there, is poised to be shut down by anti-abortion politicians who control state government. they ha
weather. look where the tornado watch is in effect. south of jackson. this includes hattiesburg, mississippi, and into the evening period. remember, it was going to be two weeks this coming sunday. an ef-4. i think what we'll see, dynamic start to lose strength for the severe weather overnight. great news. but as snow continues to make its way to the great lakes, here are a few totals. call ahead if you have a flight in chicago. 6.3. minneapolis, 3.5. green bay, 3. we won't see large totals, jake. the storm is just beginning. as it moves toward areas of the ohio valley, the northeast saturday for new york city, looking at rain mainly, boston, looking at a little bit of a mix, change over to rain. and in the deep south, we could see 4 to 6 inches of rain by tuesday. >> tom, thanks. >>> the latest on the other stories we're following. susan hendricks joins us with a "360" bulletin. >>> three people killed and at least three other injured in a fiery crash on the las vegas strip. a gunman an suv shot into a car, and that car ran into a taxi, setting off a chain of crashes. >>> in ce
here, a book there. >> reporter: and patience is important according to mayor scott jackson. >> we have about 245 miles worth of road, and as of right now, about 50% of them are imp impassable. >> reporter: you find people i s neighborhoods doing their part. >> i have a friend down the street. his street isn't plowable. i owe him a couple and that's about what it is. >> reporter: and that's what peter is hoping for. >> i hope to get boy scouts helping out. >> reporter: neighbors helping neighbors to get help in hamden. the good news is it is night. the bad news is there's bad news in the forecast to add to the snow they're trying to get rid of. >> at least you you're finding folks with a good attitude and you moonwalking is always fun. you can continue to share with us. george howell live in connecticut. >> john, back over to you. >> i agree. lake to see george moonwalking. >>> saying is one thing. doing it is another. coming up from washington, a closer look at what the president promised in the last "state of the union" address. did he follow through? you ready? we wanna be our brothe
and adviser to jesse jackson. he declared, "i did not run on the basis of race, but i will not run away from it." >> seven years later, ron brown was on a trade mission in croatia when he and 34 other people were killed in a plane crash. >>> today, president obama's looking forward to his state of the union address scheduled for thursday nig tuesday night, but this day in 2007, then senator obama went to springfield, illinois, to make an announcement. >> i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> reporter: at the state house where abraham lincoln called on a divided nation to unite, obama pledged to bridge a political divide, offering himself as part of a new generation that can build a more hopeful america. >> let's be the generation that makes future generations proud of what we did here. >> thank you. >> reporter: facing a field of political veterans, he played his newcomer status as an asset. >> i know that i haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of washington. but i've been there long enough to know that the ways of washin
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, is now spending a million dollars on a special house race in illinois to replace jesse jackson jr. it's going after one of the candidates who has said that she's against banning assault rifles who has an a-plus from nra. so mayor bloomberg, who's spending big on this race through his mayors group, through his podium, he's using this race as a referendum on the big -- on this issue. >> so mike, when you start counting votes, though, when you look at the congress, what is realistic for the president? is he still looking at an assault weapons ban? background checks? where can he end up on this? >> no, willie, that's very astute. and background checks is where they're hoping to end up. our conversations with house leadership, so there's no appetite in those districts for anything broader than that. the house has said that they're going to wait until a bill comes out of the senate. but the same thing that's going on with immigration. the senate is going to pass a big bill. the house wants to do it piece by piece. that makes it much harder to get anything new. and that key stat that says it
up and go. we replace chu, live, a jackson, these are people when you replace them, watch those appointments. >> it will be worse. >> pray to god you're wrong. if we can get the regulators to turn maybe not 180 but turn 120 so their slogan every day is come in and find a better way to create a good economy and jobs. wait a minute. don't come in with an attitude of let's get the bastards. >> they are going to turn 360. >> are there any names you like out there that you think would be palatable to administration but business as well. >> i don't know people. i just want somebody that comes in and has a goal of regulating sensibly and creating jobs, not being punitive. i like the president's immigration lines in the announcement. i think he was right on the button, if he can hold to that, fix the border, get a path to citizenship and keep people that we educate. i'm telling you, in government trade, he mentioned that. let's do it. it take us four years to get panama and south korea done. it was on the bush table. it took four years to negotiate and we didn't get anything else new. t
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